Liberty Foundation is seeking volunteers for a number of roles we have available, from administration, to transport and communications. If you have some time to spare and would like to get involved in something really worthwhile, we’d love to hear from you.
We are a small but growing charity that has been operating and actively rehoming animals from research since 2017. We have a small volunteer board and a manager, who give the charity as much time and energy as they can. In order to meet the demand of animals coming out of research facilities, we need the help and skills of more volunteers.
If you are interested in working directly with our animals, then you need to register as an adopter or fosterer via this form:
We don’t have a physical shelter or sanctuary, so all our animals go into the homes of foster carers or permanent adoptive homes.
If you have skills OTHER than fostering or adopting in your home, that you would like to donate to Liberty Foundation, then we encourage you to attend our upcoming Volunteer Information Session on Monday 5 July – details below.
The roles we have available are as follows:
. Transport – driving animals to their new adoptive homes, foster homes or to veterinary or other appointments. This can be anywhere in NSW and we encourage applications from people in any area with a focus on Sydney, Central Coast/Newcastle, Canberra, Mid North Coast and Northern Rivers regions.
. Administration – learning how to use our CRM/database; inputting new data and keeping records up to date; contacting people submitting expressions of interest to foster, adopt, volunteer; contacting donors and supporters; sending newsletters; sending out membership renewals; running regular reports.
. Marketing and communications – taking videos and images of animals and new owners/foster carers; editing videos for broadcast; uploading videos to social media platforms; analysing data for website and social media activity; setting up Google Analytics; setting up and maintaining SEO; updating and maintaining website; writing blogs; design of ad-hoc marketing collateral; input into marketing and communications strategy.
. Fundraising – outreach to pet shops, veterinary clinics and other third parties to support the charity; involvement with annual fundraising drive and other fundraising campaigns throughout the year; input into fundraising strategy.
. Legal – from time to time we require legal assistance in relation to charity governance and reporting, risk management and other issues that arise.
. Strategy and policy/procedures – development of policies and procedures around operational matters and risk management.
If you feel you have any skills related to the above roles and have some time you can commit for either a set period or ongoing, we encourage you to join our Volunteer Information Session, taking place on Skype on Monday 5 July at 7pm (Sydney time).
The link for the video virtual meeting is:
See the details at the bottom of this page on how to join the Skype session.
The video meeting will be open from 6.50pm and the meeting will commence at 7pm. During the meeting, we will explain the different roles available and provide an idea of the time commitment and procedures related to each role. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and nominate for various roles. We anticipate the meeting will run for 45-60 minutes.
If you haven’t already, we ask that you complete our volunteer registration online prior to attending the Volunteer Information Session (you don’t need to do this if you have done it previously). This can be done at:
There is no obligation in completing the volunteer registration, it just ensures you have read and understood our volunteer agreement and that we have your contact details on file should we need to get in touch with you after the Volunteer Information Session.
Thank you for your interest and please feel free to give us a call at any time with any questions you may have – just call Paula on 0404 088 501.
How to access the Skype meeting:
You can access Skype on the internet at https://www.skype.com/en/ and will need a Microsoft or Skype account to access the meeting – these are free. You can use Skype on a web browser or you can download the Skype app. When you are in your Skype account you click that arrow on the “Meet Now” tab on the top left of the screen and choose “Join a Meeting”, then you can enter the meeting address above. Alternatively, you can just enter the meeting address above into your web browser. You can choose to be present on video or you can close the video and just join the meeting via audio. There is no cost to attend the Skype session.